Jun - 2 - 2011

Sore throat treatment

The medical explanation for sore throat is the inflammation of the back of the throat or of the pharynx. It often occurs if you drink something very cold or if you are sick with the flue. A small percent of the soar throat problems come from strep throat infection.


Sore throat
is common among children and teenagers up to the age of 15 years old. This does not mean that sore throats can be an affection that only teenagers can have, it is an infection that can affect all people.

This type of condition is not a threat but even if it is not it still creates a great deal of discomfort. A sore throat can be quite a problem because it is quite painful and it can make simple thing like swallowing food a challenge.

Here are some home remedies for sore throats:

• Mix a cup of warm water, 2 tablespoons of honey and the juice of one lemon and drink
• Drink a lot of liquids but make sure you avoid fizzy drinks because they can irritate your throat
• Mix white vinegar with water, salt and a crushed vitamin C and gargle
• Gargle with salty water as needed
• You can even try to gargle with chilly because it numbs the throat

Antibiotics:

This type of medication is not recommended when you have a sore throat because most sores are nor caused by a bacteria, even if the cause may be a bacteria the antibiotics will not help very much, instead they will leave you with some unpleasant side effects and the last reason is that if you overuse this pills for minor problems they will not have a proper effect on your body when you really need them.
Antibiotics are usually prescribed when you have a severe sore throat, when the level of having a severe infection is high due to a weak immune system, when you have a valvular heart condition, when you have a history of rheumatic fever or when you have experienced infections caused by the type A streptococcus bacteria.
The side effects that you may have if you take antibiotics for sore throat are: vomiting, nausea and problems with your stomach.

Tips:

• avoid eating or drinking too hot
• eat soft foods
• avoid during your condition smoking or places where people smoke
• drink a lot of water especially if you have a fever

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